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Posted 25 September 2012 - 00:36
Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:21
Nope. I've seen some people get old hooker numbers and such
Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:59
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Posted 25 September 2012 - 12:46
Posted 01 December 2012 - 20:45
As a former Telemarketer, I laugh at the suggestions here to irritate the reps on the calls. By making the calls as long as possible you're doing them a favour, do you really think they want to rush off your call onto some other douchebag who's likely to rant at them over how inconvenient a phone call is.
My personal favourites were always those that rant about why calling them during dinner, when the factual answer is usually, because you weren't home earlier. If I didn't want to talk to someone/anyone on the phone, I simply don't answer it
Oh I use Call Filter to block unknown numbers automatically, it's great as I never even know they've called unless they leave a voicemail, which most don't
Posted 02 December 2012 - 02:08
Whats your record for staying on the line? When I can't be more imaginative I say "I'll go and get him" Leave the phone on the table and go into a different room to continue what I was doing. The record so far is 17 minutes.
Posted 05 December 2012 - 12:02
I didn't know you had to prove you own the number, might explain why the parents have been getting loads of nuisance calls for the last few years
Just wondering here...
In the UK we have an option called the Telephone Preference Service. It's governed under something call the Direct Marketing Association. Essentially you register your number for free (you just have to prove you own that number every 12 months or your registrations lapses) and any companies using direct marketing techniques (as you seem to be plagued by) who call you while your number is registered will earn a "strike" once you've reported them. Three strikes and those companies are fined heavily and repeated offences after that will have them investigated by the national watchdog (OfCom in our case) which means they essentially have to stop business for a few days to have everything they do gone over with a fine tooth comb.
I'm assuming however, you're not a resident of our green and pleasant land but there should be something like this available where you live?
Posted 05 December 2012 - 15:30
Posted 05 December 2012 - 15:38
Do USA carriers not put number into quarantine for a certain amount of time before re-using the number?